magic slippers (haibun)

They say music is one of the last things your memory loses if you are cursed with any form of dementia. I can totally see that having played “oldies” when visiting my mother. It was like she stopped at a red light, stunned, her eyes would widen and she seemed to know. Sometimes she would hum or try to sing the lyrics like one of her favourites by Judy Garland that we all know so well, Somewhere over the Rainbow.

“there’s no place like home”
clutching Toto, she taps her
ruby red slippers

© Tournesol ’14

Beat of the Heart


12 Replies to “magic slippers (haibun)”

  1. I love the Wizard of Oz too! And Sound of Music and Mary Poppins. I remembering playing the songs on a recorder for my kids whenever we took trips.


    1. Oh I love those 3 as well and My Fair Lady! My children enjoyed them too …interesting since Wizard of Oz was my childhood movie nice to share with our children.


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